The Art of Watercolour 24th issue
Our fall issue looks into the professional lives of artists such as David Poxon, who shares « his » world of watercolour, whether it be how to choose an invitation to exhibit, how to avoid pitfalls or how to do your own promotion. Less serious, but just as entertaining, are the stories of these three watercolourists around the world – Sonia Privat, Chien Chung-Wei and Geoffrey Wynne guide us to the places that inspired them. We also introduce you to of Bulgarian artist Kiril Bozhkov, whose whimsy portraits are a must-see. Let’s not forget Alvaro Castagnet, who presents us with new works on the eve of a very important solo exhibition in China, Nuria Meseguer’s underwater dreamworld, and the jewels of Isfahan with Kourosh Aslani. And do not miss Janine Gallizia’s much awaited Know-how feature, on how to improve your technique quickly and effectively.
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MEET THE ARTISTS:
Revelations, discover our selection of noteworthy artists: Isabelle Seruch-Capouillez, Megha Kapoor, Carlos Ortega Delgado, Endre Penovac.
My favourite painting: Angus McEwan, ‘Tea Break’
My latest painting: 8 artists previously featured in your magazine present their latest works. Ona Kingdon, Théo Sauer, Atanas Matsoureff, George Politis, Patricia Castelao, Ong Kim Seng, Xavier Swolfs, Lars Lerin.
Nuria Meseguer, figures: “Combining watercolour and oil helps me to maintain the feeling of infinite mystery of the ocean.”
Alvaro Castagnet, urban landscapes: “Light is an indispensable factor in inspiring me to paint.”
Rose Nygaard, abstract: “Every one of my paintings is a challenge. I like it that way.”
Portfolio: Kiril Bozhkov. Portraits: “If you love painting and painting loves you back, it can give you so much.”
Stephen Berry, various subjects: “The best paintings aren’t laboured!”
David Poxon, still life and landscapes: “If you love what you do you can eventually get quite good at it, and somewhere down the road someone might pay you to do it.”
Kourosh Aslani, landscapes: “In my opinion, beauty stands out more when paired with unpleasantness.“
Zhou Tianya, portraits and figures: “I like to paint people to express my ideas. But I try not to limit myself to a particular style or subject.”
Special report: Sonia Privat, Chien Chung-Wei, Geoffrey Wynne.
Yael Maimon, genre scenes: “My artwork is grounded in realism yet it is impressionistic in nature. It’s traditional yet contemporary.”
Zoom on… The ECWS symposium in Avignon, France.
International news: Watercolour events from all over the world.
We were there: The 4th Biennial of Sainte-Féréole, France.
Watercolour society: The Thessaloniki Biennial, Greece.
Fly on the wall
Readers’ competition: the winner and runners-up.
Contact the artists
Know-how: moving towards your painting ideal.